F1 in Schools and Autodesk

F1 in Schools helps change perceptions of engineering, science, and technology by creating a fun and exciting learning environment. Autodesk is proud to be the Premium Global Software Partner for F1 in Schools and provide free* access to professional software and learning tools for the next generation of designers.

Register now for the 2018 F1 in Schools™ Formula 1  STEM Challenge

Register now for the the 2018 F1 in Schools™ Formula 1™ STEM Challenge  and 2nd Annual Cup of the Americas U.S. National Championships presented by DOWNSHIFT Powered by TEL in Partnership With The DiscoverSTEAM Foundation at the Circuit of The Americas™ Wednesday, June 13, 2018 to Saturday, June 16, 2018.
DOWNSHIFT ®  is working hard to put together another amazing competition complete with teams from ten different states across the UNITED STATES and several provinces across CANADA  as well as multiple countries from LATIN AMERICA competing head on in the F1 in Schools Formula 1 ® STEM Challenge PROFESSIONAL and ENTRY classes as well as exhibitions of the Land Rover’s 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge and Jaguar Primary School Challenge.  In addition, participating students will continue to have access to some of today’s top Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) companies as well as university admission counselors and recruiters.

Downshift into STEM


F1iS National Championship


Autodesk Fusion 360 Training


New York State Super Regional at the Classic Car Club

Video of March, 2017 F1 in Schools Formula 1 STEM Challenge 1st Annual New York State Super Regional at the Classic Car Club Presented by DOWNSHIFT Powered by TEL in Partnership With The DiscoverSTEAM Foundation


F1 in Schools competition inspires future designers

F1 in Schools participants design and manufacture a C02-powered car, analyze aerodynamics, and create marketing material. Regional, national, and international teams are judged on car speed, design documentation, verbal presentation, and marketing display.

Resources for F1 in Schools

Free access to professional design software

Student Expert Program


Design a racing helmet


Software is available for all competitors and educational institutions associated with F1 in Schools.

Connect with students & educators from around the world who are passionate about F1 in Schools.

Design a concept Formula One race car helmet using Autodesk® Fusion 360.

Summer Camps

Challenge Yourself


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DiscoverSTEAM Foundation is in partnership with TAMU AGGIE Extension program & other partners to provide cutting edge STEAM & PBL summer camps for the underrepresented youth.

Design, analyze, and manufacture a race car using these easy to follow tutorials.

Check out videos and tutorials designed for F1 in Schools.

Yes, I am interested in FREE Fusion 360 Software and an Online Webinar!

Fill out this form and as an educator or student you can receive a free copy of Autodesk Fusion 360.  As an added bonus you will also receive a link to download Autodesk CFD Motion that you can use with Fusion 360 (PC Version).  In addition you will be signed up for a free workshop to learn how to use Fusion 360 to get you started quickly on your next F1 design.

F1 in Schools and and Autodesk Fusion 360 in the Classroom


Are you already teaching a robotics or other STEM program using Autodesk Fusion 360?

Are you already teaching a design or STEM program using Autodesk Fusion 360? If you do, please take a few minutes to fill out this quick form.  We would love to hear from you so we can share your story with other educators.